One of the many things our team wanted to do while in Kenya was see Mount Kenya up close - our home base in Nyeri is set in the Central Highlands, and some would say in the shadow of he 2nd highest peak in Africa (5199 meters).
We finally had the chance to get out for a (quick?) hike on Sunday. While it takes several days to actually summit the mountain, we chose the less-strenuous and more work-friendly method of a weekend day hike. But when the trail head is at 2400 meters (higher than most peaks in Colorado), the thin air gets to you right away. We all had to work for our lunch, that's for sure - but 10K and 600 vertical meters later, we were rewarded with a beautiful vista of African countryside.